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MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 10:00am PST
politics of this, republicans as john mccain was the first to say yesterday, republicans have to deal with the facts of life here. now, ironically, if john mccain and lindsey graham and others had joined with george w. bush, this could have been done in 2007. >> right. what john mccain sort of didn't say but implied was what has changed about this issue? it's simple. november 6th, the 2012 general election. the overall share of republican votes was -- people that voted for republicans is white. 11% nonwhite. it is -- that is an untenable -- we saw in 2012, and it will only get worse if they continue to lose 70% plus of the hispanic vote. that's what's changed here. republicans broadly recognize it. the question is jose touched on it, the path to citizenship. that is the piece that is always the one that conservative republicans said we will not do this. we are validating illegal behavior, no matter what we do. now there are some republicans on board. marco rubio, john mccain, lindsey graham saying, look, this has to be in the proposal. can they rally republicans in the house and senate beh
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
a big part of the 2012 campaign that he had not gone forth with the bill. john mccain, the first big republican sponsor with george w. bush, for comprehensive immigration reform back in in te in 2000 including a path to citizenship, guest worker program, and ultimately border security and john mccain learned the hard way a lot of folks want the border secure and verifiably so before the other programs go forward. chuck schumer, the ranking democrat, said they say it is time to put partisanship aside and democrats are not looking to use this as a leverage in wake of the election which hispanic and latino voters were favoring democrats, not so in the case of republicans. the g.o.p. recognizes they need to do something. democrats are saying they you will not play political football. >> we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that soxes the problem and becomes law. >> they put their marking on it today and the president will lay out his proposals. the senate majority leader, harry reid, before the news conference announcing the plan came out, sa
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
reform by the end of this year. chuck schumer, john mccain, dick durbin, marco rubio and bob menendez will discuss the plan. we'll bring it to you live. our first read team notes this is the first time senator mccain signed on to a priority of president obama. he takes the vision on the road to las vegas. but within the last hour, white house press secretary jay carney confirmed the president would not unveil specific legislation. the plan unveiled today would be the first major immigration overhaul proposal in six years but one border state democrat congressman castro of texas say that is the devil is in the details. >> we've got to make sure that those measurements, when we have determined that we have secured the border, that those measurements are objective. otherwise you will have fights down the road where folks are saying, well, wait a minute. let's not move on to the second phase of the bill because we have not first completed the first phase. >> besides border security, there's guest workers and employer verification and a path to citizenship for the 11 million illeg
Current
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
breaking eight senators four republicans led by john mccain. four led by john schumer who have come up with a come comprehensive immigration plan bi-partisan they are going to announce today which includes a path to citizenship as well as tougher enforcement at the border all contained in one bill. president obama will talk about it in las vegas tomorrow. >> that's huge story. but perhaps a bigger story sara palin dumped by fox news. she was soaking it up and saying nothing. finally, they dumped her but they still have karl rove and dennis cue sin itch. kus. nich. all of that coming up here on current tv. floorboard >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> four democrats joined four republicans including arizona senator john mccain, top g.o.p. advocate for immigration reform for years. influential freshman senator florida of cuban descent. >> i live surrounded by immigrants. my neighbors are immigrants. family are immigrants. married immigrant. i realize how critical immigration system works is for the hair tage and the future. >> the republican party is losing the support of the hispanic citizens. we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with the hispanic citizens. but this is a pre-eminent issue with the citizens. >> this contingent first on verifiably securing the border, reducing the visa overstays,er-verify system and ban on illegal ail yeps receiving federal assistance including obamacare. the plan includes guest worker program for lower skilled jobs and green card for immigrants with advanced degrees. harry reid jumped aboard. >> i lo do everything in my power to get a bill across the finish line. >> they would have to pass the background check, pay fine and taxes and stay legally while applying
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
, to the guy at the center the immigration story, arizona republiian senator john mccain, bump the -- one of the eight senators. important guy. important day. you rolled out the pla a day in front of president obama's plan. some in the g.o.p. say this sounds like a blanket amnesty. >> i was also encouraged that speaker boehner said we have to have a comprehensive immigration reform passed with 11 million people living in the shadows of america. many of them have been here for over 10 years. a precondition, that is to secure the borders. our borders are more secure but in arizona, that border is a major drug trafficking route for the drug cartels bringing drugs into the united states so we have to use lot of high-tech and drones and get the border securee that must be done. then we have to move on with this issue. >> senator, an hour ago, senator schumer and yourself talked about what you need do to get this pointed and you say securing the border isber one. is that realistic? we have been trying to do it for 150 or 200 years. >>guest: with the advent of high-tech eqqipment such as
Telemundo
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
senador republicanos john mccain. y figuras emergentes como el senador marco rubio. quien ha sido clave en buscar a apoyo entre los mÁs conservadores. >>> hay que buscar una lugar slusoluciÓn que no contribuya a la inmigraciÓn y tambiÉn es humano, y responsable y trata bien estos seres humanos >>> el senador mccain admitiÓ que el mayor incentivo para su partido es el voto de castigo que recibieron de los latinos en las urnas. entre los principios que p presentaron una vÍa rigurosa para millones de indocumentados. >>> este momento tiene un estatus temporal y parte del beneficio de ese estatus temporal serÁ la habilidad de trabajar >>> teniendo en cuenta las preocupaciones de los republicanos, habrÍan que cumplir con la seguridad de la frontera. tambiÉn se reforma rÍa el actual sistema inmigraciÓn legal, se crearÍa un sistema eficaz de verificaciÓn de empleo y un programa para regular el futuro flujo de trabajadores extranjeros. los senadores se pronunciaron un dÍa antes que el presidente obama explique que su visiÓn sobre blanca aseguran son muy similares. >>> el objetivo
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
senators behind the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would creat
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 2:00pm PST
, careless, overindulgent, and shallow. the other story we wanted to mention is that john mccain's vice presidential pick of four years ago, sarah palin, has also been sent into the wilderness after fox news failed to reknew her contract. for the sake of clarity, these stories are not connected in any way whatsoever. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> tea for two. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, barack and hillary, good-bye or hello? was last night's dual appearance on 60 minutes a fond good-bye or a statement? was it the president's way of saying i know which way the wind is blowing? was it barack obama saying i want a democrat to replace me? hillary clinton is the best bet to do it, i'm ready for this to happen? it's powerful stuff any way you listen to it. i think secretary clinton will run for president. i don't see how she can walk away from it. she's the one woman right now in the picture who could win the president next time. not only that, i think she's the favorit
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
? >> well, i don't want to say it expressly. let me say it through my friend john mccain who has stated publicly yesterday and today it's about the last election. many republicans who have opposed immigration reform, those who have been luke warm toward it looked at&t the results. the results are overwhelming. in the state of texas, in the grade schools in texas, more than half the students are nonwhite students. you take a look at colorado in the presidential race. president obama carried that battle ground state of colorado. he had 85% of hispanic vote. that isn't being lost on our republican friends. senator mccain has been very forthright in saying that's one of the reasons they want to get this done. >> woodruff: you're confident this will pass? >> i don't want to say confident because i'm a senator. you know, i spend my whole life disappointed. i've been 12 years on the dream act but i've never felt better about it and more positive. i look at the republican senators who are there -- mccain, graham, rubio -- and i say to myself we have senators that can really move some boots on t
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to end in a law that he can sign. >> ifill: mr. obama is scheduled to unveil his own ideas on immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. >> woodruff: so how will the politics of this new effort shake out on capitol hill? we asked two senators from the g
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
question. governor rendell, lightning didn't strike john mccain when he admitted his own party had a problem. there seems to be some truth talking, some movement towards compromise. are you optimistic about this? >> well, first of all, i'm glad senator mccain said what he did because we don't want the republicans to get any credit for having a moral -- they're doing this because they can read election returns, and they've got to fwet this issue at least beyond them. they have to understand there's a price to pay. do they pay the price if they're obstructionist on 100% background check? do they pay the price if they're obstructionist on high capacity magazines in they have to make that decision. on the fiscal cliff themselves, do they pay the price if they don't do something that is commonsense and a workable approach to debt? energy. all these things. we like wee winding tape to 2007 and -- george w. bush is really -- that tape speaks for itself. gornl bush did in 2007 introduce immigration reform that went basically nowhere. he made personal calls to members of his own party to get
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST
senators, chuck schumer, john mccain, dick durbin, marco rubio. it's as good as it get when it comes to a picture. you throw it in there, it's got southwestern senators. it's as good as it gets for a bipartisan plan. done deal? >> i don't know about done deal. i wish it was a done deal. there's something you expect. you expect lindsay graham and john mccain to be on that list. you cannot underestimate the importance of having marco rube y -- rubio on that list. you see the shift -- >> a little defensive. he's having to play a lot defense. >> a little bit but the fact that he's a part of it and he's so well liked in that segment of the republican party for which is comprehensive is code word for amnesty is helpful. >> maria, that's the big compromise if you will, that these republicans are making. despite all this talk that nothing comprehensive can get done, rubio says, no, no, we're never going to get border security without the pathway to citizenship. >> it also shows how mccain is mentoring rubio. basically mccain sat him down and said we need to do something comprehensive. unless
Current
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
the first time that john mccain has signed on to any of the president's top legislative priorities. the president says he likes the blueprint from this gang of eight, so despite earlier reports that the president would submit his own proposal today he said that he would be backing the senator, and that decision came after a private meeting with democratic members of the congressional hispanic caucus. cnn reports that those members urged the president not to unveil his own legislation for fear of compromising this -- these delicate bipartisan talks. jay carney the spokesman of the house with seems to confirm that that happened. >> i'm not going to negotiate legislative tactics from here but we will be working with congress, with both houses both parties to help bring about a result that is a detailed specific bill that can win bipartisan support in congress and that this president can sign. >> jennifer: so it's going to start in the senate with the bipartisan gang of 8 and it is still going to have to go to the house, but it still might have a chance if boehner can get his caucus on
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans demand better protection and company cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into sharp he focus as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian moore, nsa news, washington. >>> making dinner could get a lot more expensive. the price of tomatoes could double. a 17-year u.s. trade agreement to ill port tomatoes from mexico could end in a few months if u.s.
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
york, dick durbin of illinois and bob menendez of new colorado's l bennet. republicans are john mccain, south carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fa
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am EST
and john mccain and marco rubio. they tout the changes in las vegas. it will be the first trip for the president's second term in office. the president is expected to discuss the gun control regulations. nevada is a state with a growing hispanic population and overwhelmingly supports gun ownership. >> we're learning that the grand jury voted to indict the parents of jon benet ramsey in 1999. three years after she was murdered in '96, alex hunter announced there wasn't enough evidence to charge anyone with her murder. a grand jury voted to indict both for child abuse but the prosecutor didn't prosecute because he wasn't sure he could get a conviction. her parents were eventually exonerated in 2008. >>> investigators are working to identify the bodies of more than 230 people who died in a nightclub fire in brazil. more than 100 others were injured. it happened early sunday morning in a nightclub in santa maria. they believe the fast moving fire started when a pyrotechnics hit the ceiling. the president there declared a three-day mourning period for the victims. many of the victims were u
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
. republicans rejected a bill that george w. bush supported because it was amnesty. senator john mccain is behind the latest plan. he says the gop should help it become law in order to win over hispanic voters. >> look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. and we have to understand that. >> reporter: tomorrow, president obama is traveling to las vegas to lay out his vision for immigration reform. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> so, do you have super bowl fever just yet? still ahead, california senators start making bets. what's at stake besides the lombardi trophy. we're in the big easy ahead of the big game. do you know the proper way to say new orleans? the locals will let us know next. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. starting out a little chilly this morning, lots of sunshine now. will that continue over the next few days? or do we have some rain on the way? we'll talk about that coming up. on the grid-iron.. advertisers will be battling it out durin
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:30am EST
. senators john mccain and dick durbin say it's an issue which both sides are determined to compromise. >> how can we convince the republicans to a path to citizenship? >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. and we've got to understand that. second of all, we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows of an illegal status. we cannot forever have children who were born here, who were brought here by their parents when they were small children that live in the shadows as well. so i think the time is right. >> we are trying to work our way through some very difficult issues, but we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. we're putting as a high priority the unification of families, to make sure that families have a chance to come together. >>> the president has just outlined his own vision for immigration reform with a ma
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marko rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess, a broken immigration system and many of us agree with that. >> i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway forward. >> reporter: but there are potential sticking points. >> i do think that enforcement has to be a big part of it. >> republicans demand better protection and crackdown on companies that hire illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into focus this week as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> time running out for a group of puppies trading to be service dogs. their trainers have used the same building for years. now they're looking for a new home. c
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
john mccain is one of the republicans behind the latest plan. he says the gop should help it become law. >> look at the last election, we are losing, dramatically. >> reporter: the hispanic vote, and we've got to understand that. >> reporter: tomorrow, president obama is traveling to las vegas to lay out his vision for immigration reform. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> coming up in 15 minutes or so, we are going to have attorney donald moore on the show, an expert on immigration issues, to see if he thinks this is going to make an impact or die in the halls of congress. >>> closing arguments are expected to get underway this afternoon in the murder trial of a former culpepper, virginia police officer. daniel wright is charged with killing an unarmed woman. patricia cook was 54, wright claims he shot cook after she trapped his arm in the window of her vehicle and dragged him. the former officer was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a church parking lot at the time. >>> 230 families in brazil are now making funeral arrangements after a massive fire at a
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and now says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the demographics of this country and the rising hispanic population, we're not going to win races. >> reporter: you've tried so many times to pass immigration reform. what gives you confidence this time will be different? >> times have changed; americans have changed; elections have changed and i'm not saying it's going to be easy and i'm not saying we're going to be succeed this time but i think the chances are better than they've ever been. >> reporter: he and the other senators say they hope to put this plan into legislation that can be voted on in the senate by spring but, scott, already today a handful of republicans rushed to the senate floor to put the brakes on this proposal. >> pelley: nancy, the senate is one thing. you have to imagine this is going to have a lot of trouble in the house. >> reporter: that's true. we learned today a similar move is taking place in the house. a group of democrats and republicans working quietly behin
Current
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
mccain made a rare sunday morning talk show appearance. for those of you who don't know, john mccain has in his house he sleeps in the attic and he has a pole to slide down and a red phone in case a sunday morning show calls. [ laughter ] >> john: so every week, the pole gets a ride. he's there. we'll be playing some clips from him. today, we have to have a bit of a funeral for sarah palin on fox news. >> i don't know. i would love to think that we've seen the last of her but i don't think so. >> john: i don't think so either. >> i don't think so. >> we have speculation coming out she may pop up on another network. >> john: her people are calling mr. zucker all weekend. >> she did make a comment on her interview with breitbart where she said we shouldn't just be preaching to the choir. conservatives need to reach out. which is funny because she did it on breitbart. she's setting herself up to reach out to a larger audience without getting chastised for it. >> john: i do think you're right. but also you know, when someone burns their bridges at knocks they have to -- at fox the
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
have to enact a reform bill. >> john mcafeejohn mccain -- john mccain said -- he says the time is right to create a way to legal status. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll and latino voters expect it. third the democrats want it and fourth republicans need it. >> republicans acknowledge they lost the presidential elication due to weaker support from latino groups. >>> paying tribute to a pioneer. the hero celebration got underway this afternoon. he was born and raised in oakland during world war ii. >> he wanted everyone to fight for their rights, their civil rights, to stand up for what is right. and -- and to also to speak up when something is wrong. >> asian and american civil rights pioneers were also honors. >>> an interceptor missal was launched this weekend off the coast in california. >> the launch yesterday sent the rocket into space. officials say the test is meant to warn north korea the u.s. can destroy long range missiles. it is the first test since 2010. they -- >> you don't know what to think. what to believe. you don't know what to expect. >>
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
heard them over the weekend. john mccain himself said it was a wake-up call. that's why i'm told that lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina, who has kind of been in and out of putting comprehensive immigration reform, gone on the phone right after the election with democrat chuck schumer and said let's revive our bipartisan talks. they had a meeting shortly thereafter in november and then they've had a total i'm told five meetings since then. the last one was last wednesday. ands that when they decided to go ahead with this. and chuck schumer actually called the president last night to say that we're going to push this. you mentioned 2007. one thing that i'm going to be fascinated by is i was actually sitting in the same exact room that they're going to be in today back in 2007 when they had this big bipartisan event, ted kennedy was there, john mccain was there. of course, that went south big time. it will be sbvery interesting t see how they refer to that and see how different things are, particularly are republicans. >> i want to bring in brianna keilar at the white
KRON
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
president's election. >> former presidential candidate and current arizona senator john mccain describe the party's shift. >> what has changed is honestly there is a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including more importantly on the republican side of the aisle that we have to end at a comprehensive and immigration reform. >> president obama is expected to push new immigration reform. his call to get his top presidential legislation for his second term. >> let us find out about the forecast. >> and good morning james. it is clear we do not have many areas of dense fog. we do have high clouds. looking at downtown san francisco 46 degree weather. low '40's in concord. upper '30's in livermore. as we see where temperatures go throughout the day by 8:00 a.m. the purple on your screen indicates those locations in the '40's. we will hold onto upper '30's for vallejo and toward napa. setting the clock into motion by lunchtime everyone makes their way into the 50s. heading into 8:00 p.m. you will see a mix of fifties around the heart of the bay and '40's for amylin spots. >> a mild day.
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
done in a bipartisan fashion. >> notably, this appears to be the very first time senator john mccain has signed onto one of the president's legislative priorities, and you may be surprised to learn that republicans have made this sudden shift from previous immigration proposals such as herman cain's electrified fence and mitt romney's stance of self-deportation. after all, it wasn't even a year ago that congressman steve king of iowa compared america's immigrant selection process to that of picking out a dog. >> pick the one that's the friskiest, the one that's engaged the most, and not the one that's over there sleeping in the corner. you get the pick of the litter, and yourself a pretty good bird dog. we got the pick of every darn civilization on the planet. >> right, pick work dogs, not lazy dogs from those donor countries. congressman king said later his remarks were meant as a compliment. charming. so there has been an evolution by the republican party and it's not because rick perry accused anyone of not having a heart. senator mccain, how about some of that famous straight talk? >
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
and john mccain of arizona were two of the senators. here is what they said today. >> other bipartisan groups of senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar proposals, but we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> what's going on now is unacceptable. in real what's been created is a de facto amnesty. we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes, and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> here is what the plan includes. the creation of what the sthors call a tough but fair path to stip. strengthening border security with new tools. establishing an effective employment vir fication system to prevent employers from hiring illegal workers. most will be given a provisional status. they would have to go to the back of the line to get their green card. will it wo
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
, dick durbin, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, you game it a lot of folks whose names you'll recognize at this announcement. this plan, we're told would provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens already here in america. and our chief correspondent campaign carl cameron live from capitol hill. >> comprehensive immigration reform has basically been stalled by gridlock for almost a decade. republican and democrats have been going forward. tomorrow the president will announce some of his proposals in a news conference and in a speech in las vegas, so this really is an example of the bipartisan senate gang of eight, so-called, calling themselves. and lay down a marker and show that congress hasn't been ignoring this, and president has not dealing with it in his first term. it does have the path to citizenship. some critics say it amounts to amnesty. first, securing the border, whether that's a fence or a wall or uses technology instead, has always been a real point of contention, they would reduce the overstayed visa, a problem. 40% of the illegal immigrants are
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
. both parties -- big deals happen in washington when the political self interests align. and john mccain has been very straight forward about the self interests of the republican party. they have got to fix their problems with hispanics, and that's why they're at the table. >> all right, chuck todd, at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> it has been exactly three months since hurricane sandy tore up the east coast, and finally tonight, after a four-week delay, the senate gave final approval to a $50 billion aid package to help the region rebuild. this bill was delayed when the clock ran out. you'll recall at the new year on the legislative session before a vote could be scheduled, which sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle. tens of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, for starters, are still out of their wrecked homes, or living without adequate heat in the dead of winter. >>> now to news of a big reversal being considered tonight by the boy scouts of america. a fundamental change in their long-standing policy toward gay scouts and scout leaders. our justic
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
john mccain, standing right behind ted kennedy during that press conference. how did this come to pass? the november elections. we saw the numbers. it has been talked about and talked about since then, the fact that latino voters have been going up as a percentage of the electorate and republicans got fewer than they have in three presidential elections. so it was a real wake-up call we're told, particularly to republicans like john mccain and lindsey graham of south carolina, who had kind of been working on comprehensive immigration reform on and off again. lindsey graham called chuck schumer. they had the first of five meetings. some were after the election. and they set in motion this process, a timetable to have principles now, the end of january, legislative language in march and they hope to have some kind of vote in the senate before the august recess. >> let's talk about the timing of this announcement here. the president was -- he's going to go to vegas tomorrow and is supposed to outline his immigration reform plan. it almost looks like the senators beat him to it here.
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
republicans including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in the n. an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington in which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i do know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess, broken immigration system, and many of us agree with that. >> i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway forward. >> reporter: but there are potential sticking points. >> i. do think that enforcement has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans demand better border protection and laws that crack down on companys hiring illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into sharper focus this week as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in egypt, an angry president took to the airwaves tonight to announce tough new measures aimed at ending
KRON
Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm PST
presidential election. former presidential candidate and current arizona senator john mccain had this to say. >> what's changed is honestly is that there is a new, i think, appreciation on both sides of the aisle including maybe more importantly on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. president obama is expected to start a new push on immigration reform on tuesday. obama is calling immigration reform his top legislative priority for his second term. >> police say that an arizona man has been arrested after threatening to blow up the liberty bell in philadelphia yesterday. 41-year-old carlos balsas has been charged with making terroristic threats. bomb threats. and several other offenses. according to police. balsas was making threats as he entered the historic site. later two black backpacks were found but the bomb squad determined there were no explosives in them. the liberty bell serves as an iconic symbol of american independence. we will be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 1:00am EST
, i'm giving them props, this is not new for them either. john mccain, before he was against the dream act was a co author, a co sponsor of the dream act. it was all about politics. i would agree with anna, timing is everything, and now after they got their butt kicked they want to follow through on what they started years and years ago. unfortunately, the latino population has been a pawn in the political game. if you want to be here, you're a part of the game. >> speaking of the gop. i want you to listen to bobby jindal, he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be the party that protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious, it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment, paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on meet the press. is this what your party needs, tough love? >> yes, we need to not sugar coat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election, i think governor jindal is correct, i think paul ryan is right, i was at the republican
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
-time low as john mccain said you can account for the 9% popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers and we felt that by focusing on the converse, we could both diagnose the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. its chemical is one of those prescriptions? >> one of those prescriptions is very simple which is congressmen need exercise, leadership by mixing mind sets by putting aside the campaign mindset long enough to govern and adopting the compromising mind set. in order to do that they need relationships so they can spend more time in washington and less time raising money and people will say that's going to hurt them in the next election but we say that the politicians didn't enter politics just to stand on principle. very few people said politicians were entrusted to politics because they were the most principled people in the population they were in the public's because they want the government that takes the leadership and relationships. we have a phrase that is familiarity attend. there is no accident that ted k
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
in combat? >> well, it's people like senator john mccain, a vietnam veteran himself and member of the ranking armed services committee. here is what he had to say. >> i think women are obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military. >> reporter: and many women say it's a question of equal rights as well, since serving in combat allows the soldiers to advance through the ranks farther and faster. >> harris: steve centanni reporting live from washington. thank you very much. >> reporter: you bet. >> harris: for the seconds time in two days we're hearing from former republican vice-presidential nominee wisconsin congressman paul ryan. hours ago, congressman ryan questioned president obama's economic strategy and called for a serious down payment on reducing our nation's ballooning debt. he was also asked about his thoughts on a possible presidential run atop the ticket in 2016 and he had an answer. >> i think it's prem
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> part of making the time right for senator john mccain and other republicans means there has to be some proposal in place to implement tighter border security. the measure would include using more surveillance equipment plus adding more agents along the border between the united states and canada and especially mexico. president obama is scheduled to visit las vegas on tuesday after his time in vegas. the president will redouble their efforts working to fix the immigration this year. >>> time for a look at who's talking. we are hearing from president obama and hillary clinton. they sat together during a 60 minutes interview. here's what they had to say on the attack on benghazi. >> obviously i deeply regret what happened many times. i knew chrstevens it was a grea loss to lose him and three other great americans. but i also have looked back and tried to figure out what we could do so that nobody in so far as possible would never be in that situation again. as the review board pointed out we fixed responsibility appropriately and we are taking steps to implement that. but we also li
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